The Friday matinee meeting between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers will be postponed due to positive COVID-19 tests, Yahoo Sports confirmed.
The Cardinals have positive tests in their party, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reported. The game was to be played at 2:10 p.m. ET in Milwaukee for the Brewers home opener.
Joel Sherman of the New York Post said the Cardinals are self-isolating at their hotel. They will not travel to the ballpark.
Can confirm #STLCards games at #Brewers game has been postponed. @JonHeyman 1st. Cards are self-isolating at their hotel, not going to the park.
The Miami Marlins are already on a week-long hiatus after an outbreak struck their traveling party during the season’s opening series against the Philadelphia Phillies. That outbreak already had created a schedule shuffle that left four teams unexpectedly idle on Friday. Now, six teams — or 20 percent of the league — will be out of action Friday.
The Marlins season is postponed until Monday after 17 players and two coaches tested positive for the coronavirus this week. There were four players who tested positive on Sunday, but the team still played its game in Philadelphia.
The Phillies announced on Thursday that a coach and clubhouse attendant tested positive and all activities at Citizens Bank Park were canceled “until further notice.”
The team is also now on hiatus and will not play its games this weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays. MLB has updated its COVID-19 policies in the wake of the outbreak.
Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Coronavirus, MLB
World news – US – Cardinals-Brewers postponed because of positive tests